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July 16, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "The Border Is Secure"

Years from now, we will realize the giant we shared the earth with, if only for a little while.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies.

"The border is secure," he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. "[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure."

Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who have been apprehended on the border.

Partisan Democrats in the media immediately cheered Reid's unexpected claim that all we need to do is spend more money on social welfare for Democratic constituents.

Harry Reid, the renowned constitutional scholar, then opined that Congress didn't have to do anything to adjust the Wilberforce Act, because the President had all the inherent power needed to just fix things by his personal whim.

"My personal belief -- there is the law that has created some of the controversy now, there’s enough ... leeway there [that] the executive branch of government doesn’t need new legislation[."]

Rick Perry, who is as to the towering genius Harry Reid as the lightning bug is to the lightning, stupidly disagreed.

In 2012, I alerted the federal government to the growing problem of unaccompanied minors making the treacherous journey across Mexico to reach the United States. At that point the minors could annually be numbered in the hundreds or thousands.

In recent months, tens of thousands of children have come across the border and are now housed in federal facilities across the U.S., the result of failed federal policies and Washington's indifference to securing the border.

...

President Obama last week proposed $3.7 billion in spending to deal with the continuing crisis. But only a small fraction of that money would go to the actual core of this problem: the lack of sufficient resources to secure the border. The majority of the billions he proposes to spend--including on housing and transporting the minors around the country--is treating the symptoms of the problem instead of addressing its root cause.

Scholar Emeritus Harry Reid has not yet commented.

More: Allah notes that the Democrats are essentially just admitting now that they have no interest in securing the border, and so the central "compromise" of the Amnesty Bill is, was, and always will be a lie.








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